IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
July 3, 2008
RORY M. WALSH, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NATURAL GUARDIAN OF C.R.W., PLAINTIFF
DR. ROBERT KRANTZ, ET AL., DEFENDANTS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Conner
AND NOW, this 3rd day of July, 2008, upon consideration of pro se plaintiff's ex parte motion for limited immunity (Doc. 56), seeking immunity from sections 2070.10 and 2070.17 of Title 24 of the Pennsylvania Statutes to allow him to "build his case by discussing/deposing/gaining depositions from additional witnesses/victims" (Doc. 56 ¶ 5), and it appearing that these statutes only prevent plaintiff from disclosing information related to complaints to the Pennsylvania Department of Education ("DOE"), not from disclosing or discovering information regarding the alleged wrongdoing by defendants,*fn1 see 24 PA. STAT. §§ 2070.10, 2070.17, and that the instant motion does not demonstrate that information related to complaints to the DOE is relevant to, or likely to lead to admissible evidence supporting, the claims in the amended complaint,*fn2 it is hereby
ORDERED that the ex parte motion for limited immunity (Doc. 56) is DENIED without prejudice to plaintiff's right to disclose or discover information regarding the alleged wrongdoing by defendants. (But see Doc. 53 (staying discovery on claims unrelated to the alleged eavesdropping)).
CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER United States District Judge